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Free courses to help you build the confidence and skills you need moving forward.

Reaching Beyond the GED

What’s next in your future?

There’s no need to stop at the accomplishment of earning your GED. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go next. We can offer the guidance you need to help meet your goals. 

Mansfield Adult Education offers completely free courses and services that help you prepare to enter college or the workforce. In addition to classes, we provide study support and test preparation so you feel confident and ready to succeed.

Sign up for these free courses offered by
Mansfield Adult Education

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    Prepare for the ASVAB test with our free ASVAB Preparation Course. Whether you’ve never taken it or are looking to improve your current scores, we can help you feel ready to do well on the ASVAB.


    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.


    Instructed by Jack P. Macfarlane (USN, Ret.) classes begin on July 31 and run through September 13 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30PM – 8:30PM at the Madison Adult Career Center.

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    Having experience in technology is an essential requirement for many continuing education programs and jobs. We can help you learn or refine your computer and customer service skills with our free** C.O.S.T. Program. 

    WHAT IS C.O.S.T.?

    The Customer & Office Support Technology is a course that provides intermediate skills that can benefit you in your current job, a career change, or if you are enrolling in college. C.O.S.T. can help you prepare for certifications in: 

    • NRF Customer Service & Sales
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel 
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Outlook


    Classes begin on September 25 and run through December 13 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30PM – 8:30PM at the Madison Adult Career Center.

    C.O.S.T Program note: 90% attendance is required.

    **Most of our learners can take this course completely free. Our partners MACC and Richland County Job & Family Services provide free grants to cover the cost of this course. The cost is also covered if you are TANF eligible.


How does the role of a Career Navigator improve the experience of adult learners?

A Career Navigator is employed by adult education programs to guide and support adults as they develop the basic skills needed for employment and economic self-sufficiency. Navigators guide learners in career exploration and then identify the skills and education needed for their chosen career. 

Adult learners may face challenges such as transitions to the workforce or to transition to further education and training. The role of a Navigator is to help the learner make the progress needed to have success in both their education and employment.

A Career Navigator can provide adult education students:

WorkKeys Test
This test is required to participate in programs offered at Madison Adult Career Center, Pioneer Career & Technology Center, and Ashland West Holmes Career Center.

College entrance exams
Students have the opportunity to avoid fees for remedial math and reading classes that don’t offer credits.

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